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Powells Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Hyco River
Country United States
State Virginia
North Carolina
County Halifax (VA)
Person (NC)
Physical characteristics
Main source Winns Creek divide
about 2 miles north of Cunningham, North Carolina
550 ft (170 m)
River mouth Hyco River
about 3 miles south-southwest of Harmony, Virginia
340 ft (100 m)
Length 5.20 mi (8.37 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    11.00 cu ft/s (0.311 m3/s) at mouth with Hyco River
Basin features
Progression east and southeast
River system Roanoke River
Basin size 8.89 square miles (23.0 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Faulkner Road

Powells Creek is a 5.20 mi (8.37 km) long 3rd order tributary to the Hyco River in Person County, North Carolina.

Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, it has also been known historically as:

  • Crowder Creek
  • Storys Creek

Course

Powells Creek rises about 2 miles north of Cunningham, North Carolina. It then flows east and turns southeast into Person County, North Carolina to join the Hyco River about 3 miles south-southwest of Harmony, Virginia.

Watershed

Powells Creek drains 8.89 square miles (23.0 km2) of area, receives about 45.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 379.41, and is about 61% forested.

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